[PATCH v2 2/2] Input: uinput: Sanity check on ff_effects_max and EV_FF

From: Elias Vanderstuyft
Date: Sun Nov 08 2015 - 12:38:43 EST

Currently the user can set ff_effects_max to zero with the EV_FF bit
(and the FF_GAIN and/or FF_AUTOCENTER bits) set,
in this case the uninitialized methods
ff->set_gain and/or ff->set_autocenter can be dereferenced,
resulting in a kernel oops.

Check in uinput_create_device() and
print a helpful message and return -EINVAL in case the check fails.

Signed-off-by: Elias Vanderstuyft <elias.vds@xxxxxxxxx>
Changes in v2:
- Rebase on pending patches from David Herrmann and Benjamin Tissoires:
- v3 Input: uinput - add new UINPUT_DEV_SETUP and UI_ABS_SETUP ioctl
- Input: uinput - rework ABS validation
- Don't require EV_FF bit to be set when ff_effects_max is non-zero
- Move check from uinput_setup_device() to uinput_create_device()
- Update commit description

At the same time, the new UINPUT_DEV_SETUP and UI_ABS_SETUP ioctls were
tested as well (in both orders).
The legacy write() (instead of UINPUT_DEV_SETUP) was also tested.

drivers/input/misc/uinput.c | 7 +++++++
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/input/misc/uinput.c b/drivers/input/misc/uinput.c
index 1d93037..b9d0713 100644
--- a/drivers/input/misc/uinput.c
+++ b/drivers/input/misc/uinput.c
@@ -272,6 +272,13 @@ static int uinput_create_device(struct uinput_device *udev)
input_set_events_per_packet(dev, 60);

+ if (test_bit(EV_FF, dev->evbit) && !udev->ff_effects_max) {
+ printk(KERN_DEBUG "%s: ff_effects_max should be non-zero when FF_BIT is set\n",
+ error = -EINVAL;
+ goto fail1;
+ }
if (udev->ff_effects_max) {
error = input_ff_create(dev, udev->ff_effects_max);
if (error)

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